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MSI X58 Eclipse SLI Core i7 Motherboard

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket LGA 1366 in Motherboards | Posted: Feb 1, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: MSI

Test System


Processor: Intel Core 17 965 @ 3.2GHz (24x 133MHz)


Memory: 3x 2GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Dominator (Supplied by Corsair)


Hard Disk: Intel X25-M 80GB SSD (Supplied by Intel)


Graphics Card: GIGABYTE 9800GX2 1GB (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Cooling: Stock Intel cooling


Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista X64 SP1


Drivers: Intel INF, Forceware 180.24


Now we get to the fun part and that's benchmarking. Today we have our ASUS P6T Deluxe OC Palm Edition and the ASUS Rampage II Extreme for reference, just to see who has the most impressive X58 board to date.


For our stock clock settings we set the DDR3 mode to 1333MHz and the CPU to its default 24x133MHz to give us 3.2GHz. For overclocking we pushed the CPU and FSB as high as we possibly could which gave us 3.56GHz using 209MHz BLCK on the ASUS Rampage II, 3.4GHz on a 200MHz BLK for the ASUS P6T Deluxe and 3.57GHz on a 155MHz BCLK for the MSI Eclipse SLI.


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EVEREST Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to previous states or other systems.


MSI X58 Extreme Motherboard Review


First off, EVEREST gives us a preview of things to come. With all three boards at stock we see there is little difference between the platforms. When overclocking, MSI falls to the back; this is due to a slower BLCK and memory clock compared to the ASUS setups.


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